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Distance Learning Education ? Good for Working Professionals
Education in anyway is useful, it is such a vast area that there is no limit to it. There have been so many changes in the field of education so that everyone can gain education. Distance learning has become very common these days. A Distance Learning Degree is really useful. But first it is important to understand what distance learning is.
Distance learning, also referred to as correspondence education is defined as a non-traditional way of education in which learning takes place outside the formal classroom setting. In this kind of learning the teacher and the student is separated by big distance and there are no regular classes. There is no face to face interaction with the teacher. People can do such courses in there homes and the lectures usually reach the students by videos or computer. This type of learning is usually helpful for those who are working and do not have time to attend regular classes.
It provides flexibility in learning.
Distance Learning Degree is really useful for those people who are working. Due to some reasons many students have to join jobs and they do not get time for formal education but later they feel the need for a higher degree for their career up-gradation. This is where a Distance Learning Degree helps. Unlike formal education which was confined to a classroom, distance learning has changed the definition of education with the development of technology and growing popularity of internet. It has provided another option to the individuals to continue education. There are many established and renowned universities throughout the globe which are offering degree programs in various disciplines through online learning.
There are people who are really talented, few are born leaders and few people are born managers but lack of professional degree holds them back and cannot rise higher in the corporate world. Distance Learning MBA can be a great opportunity for them. One can continue this course while working. MBA is a professional course and has become a basic qualification in the corporate world. There are many universities and business schools which offer Distance Learning MBA courses to the working executives and professionals.
Distance Learning MBA can be pursued from anywhere; there is no age, time and residence bar. You can even do MBA from a foreign University if you want. There is no need to leave your home or country for MBA studies. There are many fields in which you can specialize like Finance, Human Resource, Marketing, Information Technology, Business Management, Digital Marketing, International Business and many others. This will help in career up-gradation and help you fulfil your dreams as doing online courses along with job will definitely prove to be an added advantage in your resume.
While pursuing Distance Learning Degree or Distance Learning MBA it is really important to find out that the course is accredited. Accredited online courses protect the interest of the students. Accreditation ensures that the student is getting basic level of quality in distance education.
New Trends in e-Learning Education System
Traditional education system is still prevalent everywhere, though curriculum might have been upgraded but mode of imparting education and learning environment has still remained conventional. In traditional education system, a teacher, and students and textbook come together to create a learning environment that has eroded with time and converted learning into a mechanical and monotonous routine. With this, educational institutions are also witnessing falling chart of interest level in education and learning, hence, something new or more engaging method or technique is needed, which might provoke interest and excitement while learning, and make student concentrate more attentively. Therefore, different types of e-learning systems are being developed to not just create conducive and friendly environment for learning but also nourish creativity and innovation in the students.
E-Learning refers to electronic learning, which basically is dependent on computer systems and other computing devices and hardware.
In contemporary period, IT-education relationship has witnessed radical growth, research and development, where IT and software development role of substitute and assistance to teacher is now transforming and moving towards self-sufficient and self-dependent e-learning environment that can work alone to impart education and leave impacting impression on the student. The constitution of such a system is also changing wherein developers and instructional designers are innovating concepts, ideas and technologies to make learning low-cost, friendly, portable, updated and effective.
E-learning implements improved pedagogical methodologies that cater to institution classroom learning or distance learning environment.
Most importantly, software development and design of these e-learning systems are depended on the decision to include teacher or not. Some of the popular software applications and technologies of e-learning are – CBT (computer-based tutorial), VBT (video-based tutorial), WBT (web-based tutorial), SBT (smartphone-based tutorial), CBLS (cloud-based learning system) and m-Learning. Usually, all these e-learning systems’ content are consisted of – texts, videos, pictures, photos, data and information, tools, communication facility, audio and graphics – beside this, pedagogical method to be applied, interactivity, usability, other extra features and functions, and interoperability are also important part of the designing and development of the e-learning system.
M-learning is the new among all mentioned e-learning system, wherein mobile application, SMS, MMS, web-based smartphone compatible learning system and e-books are packaged together to provide mobile-learning solution. Mobile applications are rapidly gaining ground amongst all m-learning systems. A mobile application frees student to learning on the go, irrespective of where he/she is or at what time is he/she accessing mobile application. With an e-learning mobile application a student can chat to his teacher or watch educational video or listen audio or read his textbook or submit or create a project and assignment while on the move. Often mobile application are provided online connectivity, which can update course or provide news and information or give access to web-based learning systems and also enable real-time learning.
Mobile e-learning apps are often made for popular mobile OS such as iOS, Blackberry, Android, Symbian, Palm OS, Windows mobile and MeeGo etc. A mobile app can support only one particular platform or OS at a time, and their interoperability is virtually non-existent that could be a drawback of the m-learning system, which endeavours to make education and learning commonly available.
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